5 Celebrities Whose Fathers Are Stars Too

These 5 celebrities have followed in their famous fathers’ footsteps, with talent, passion, and influence running through their genes.

While May is dedicated to our mothers, June is a time to honor our fathers. Fathers play a multitude of roles in our lives, starting from the moment we are born. Each unique to the individual.

A father can be a hero we look up to, a supportive pillar during tough times, a guide who helps us navigate life’s twists and turns. 

They can also be a reliable source of comfort, a trusted advisor, and a source of joy that uplifts us when we need it most.

Celebrities have fathers too, and many of them are famous in their own right. 

From supportive heroes to mentors, these fathers have shaped the lives of their celebrity children, providing inspiration and guidance along the way. 

As we celebrate father’s month, let’s take a look at some celebrities who share the limelight with their famous fathers.

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Emma Roberts

Many know Emma Roberts as Julia Roberts’ niece, but her father is Eric Roberts, the actor from Runaway Train and The Dark Knight. Eric Roberts has over 600 acting credits.

According to IMDb, Emma Roberts began her acting career at age nine. She has since taken on various roles, from Nancy Drew in 2007 to Chanel Oberlin in Scream Queens. With Julia Roberts as her aunt, the Roberts family holds significant influence in the industry.

Nicolas Cage

According to People, Nicolas Cage, born as Nicolas Kim Coppola, was born into the illustrious Coppola family of Italian-American filmmakers and actors. 

While his father August Coppola started out as an academic, he later shifted into the film industry. He served as an executive for his brother, the celebrated director Francis Ford Coppola’s film studio.

Biography noted that despite his strong family connections, Cage found that his last name created preconceptions that made it difficult to forge his own path in the industry.

Blake Lively

You may have seen Blake Lively’s iconic role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but did you know that her on-screen dad was played by her real-life father Ernie Lively? This is reported by NBC.

According to IMDb, he has a career spanning over five decades in Hollywood. Ernie starred in numerous productions such as The Waltons on television and Passenger 57 in film. 

His influence was evident in his children, including Blake, who were inspired to pursue acting careers. 

Ernie passed away due to cardiac complications, but his enduring legacy lives on in his family and their work. 

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, the daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, began her journey as an actress in her youth, as per People

She rose to international fame with her iconic role as Rachel Green on the beloved television series Friends, captivating audiences worldwide with her charm and wit.

Her father, John Aniston, is also a prolific television actor, known for his enduring portrayal of Victor Kiriakis on the long-running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Angelina Jolie 

The idea of Angelina Jolie having an equally famous actor as her father is almost unfathomable. But that’s exactly what she has in Jon Voight.

Voight made a name for himself in the 1970s as reported by Britannica. He continued to shine in biographical roles in the 2000s, including his portrayal of sportscaster Howard Cosell in the film “Ali.”

The relationship between Jolie and her father has been tumultuous. There have been long periods of estrangement following her parents’ divorce and Voight’s perceived lack of support during her adult life.

Despite the rocky past, recent years have seen a slight thawing of tensions between Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight, as per Brightside.

The presence of Jolie’s children, Voight’s grandchildren, has served as a bridge between the two. It has allowed for a small measure of healing and a reconnection based on their shared passion for the performing arts.

It’s a hopeful sign that even after years of turmoil, there’s always the possibility for growth and understanding.

Banner photo by Dominick D via Wikimedia Commons.

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